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How Much is Enough?

Money and the Good Life

By Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky
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How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky

How Much is Enough sets out to critically inform the reader about the moral, historical and economical backgrounds of modern day capitalism, its obsession with accumulating more and more, and its consequences. It also vigorously outlines an ethical alternative to this lifestyle, in which our obsession with “more” is replaced with “the good life.”

  • Anyone interested in philosophy, ethics or economics
  • Anyone who wants a better understanding of the competitive culture of capitalist societies
  • Anyone who wants to know how to get out of the rat race

Robert Skidelsky is the famed author of the three volume biography on economist John Maynard Keynes as well as an Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick.

His son, Edward Skidelsky, is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Exeter as well as author of the book Ernst Cassirer: the Last Philosopher of Culture. In addition, he regularly writes for the publications New Statesman and Prospect.

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